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A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

First off we would like to wish all our readers a happy and secure 2021! Last week on Malwarebytes Labs we presented an overview of developments in the SearchDimension hijackers, we looked at the most enticing cyberattacks of 2020, and we also looked back at the strangest cybersecurity events of 2020. Other cybersecurity news: Google patched a bug
Publish At:2021-01-04 13:00 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 2020 Apple china corellium cyberattacks c

Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), just days after CISA called the recent presidential election the “most secure in American history.” In a tweet posted the same day, the President justified his removal of Krebs: “The recent statement by Chris Kre
Publish At:2020-11-18 13:54 | Read:413 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news 2020 presidential election Attorney Genera

US offers up to $5m reward for information on North Korean hackers

byLisa VaasKnow anything about North Korean hackers and their activities in cyberspace, past or ongoing?The US on Wednesday said that it’s got up to $5 million in Rewards for Justice money if you cough up useful details, which you can do here.The FBI and the Departments of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security (DHS) put out an advisory about the persi
Publish At:2020-04-17 07:07 | Read:1024 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Government security Law & order Security thre

Homeland Security sued over secretive use of face recognition

byLisa VaasThe American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over its failure to cough up details about its use of facial recognition at airports.Along with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the powerful civil rights group filed the suit in New York on Thursday. Besides the DHS, the suit was also filed against US
Publish At:2020-03-13 08:48 | Read:1374 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government security Law & order ACLU airports American Civil

Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Patch comes amid active exploitation by ransomware gangs Networking hardware vendor Zyxel today released an update to fix a critical flaw in many of its network attached storage (NAS) devices that can be used to remotely commandeer them. The patch comes 12 days after KrebsOnSecurity alerted the company that precise instructions for exploiting the vulnerabili
Publish At:2020-02-24 15:24 | Read:1137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Warnings The Coming Storm Time to Patch 0day 500mhz a

US CISA warns of Ransomware attacks impacting pipeline operations

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning critical U.S. infrastructure operators of a recent ransomware attack that affected a natural gas compression facility. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert across critical U.S. infrastructure sectors about a recent infection at a natural gas comp
Publish At:2020-02-19 02:10 | Read:898 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware CISA DHS information security

DHS and FBI warn of ongoing attacks on energy firms and critical infrastructure

The US DHS and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting energy firms and critical infrastructure. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI have issued a warning that APT groups are actively targeting government departments, and firms working in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sector
Publish At:2017-10-23 00:30 | Read:4898 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking DHS Dragonfly energy

Even More Evidence That Russian Was Meddling in the 2016 US Election

Evidence that Russian hackers attempted to interfere with the 2016 US Election continues to pile up, DHS notified states whose systems were hit by APTs. Evidence that Russia attempted to interfere with the 2016 US Election continues to pile up. Rumours started almost as soon as the 2016 US Election was completed, individuals with the White House have been qu
Publish At:2017-09-26 11:00 | Read:5310 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence 2016 US

North Korea-Linked Lazarus APT targets U.S. Defense contractors

The North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting United States defense contractors. According to Palo Alto Networks, the North Korea-linked Lazarus APT group as Lazarus is believed to be behind attacks targeting United States defense contractors. The activity of the Lazarus APT Group surged in 2014 and 2015, its
Publish At:2017-08-14 18:00 | Read:4731 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Intelligence cyber esp

Joint Technical Alert published by DHS and FBI warns of North Korea’s Hidden Cobra APT

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a technical alert about the activity of the North Korea’s ‘Hidden Cobra’ APT group. The joint Technical Alert (TA) report is the result of the efforts between of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The US Government has tracke
Publish At:2017-06-14 20:30 | Read:4834 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare cyber espionage DHS Hidden C

Who is spying on communications in the Washington area? A rogue state is suspected of mass surveillance

US authorities uncovered a surveillance activity allegedly powered by a rogue entity that is tracking phones of Government officials and foreign diplomats. Something very strange has happened in the Washington, D.C., region, experts noticed an unusual amount of highly suspicious cellphone activity. The fear is that a rogue actor is attempting to spy on commu
Publish At:2017-03-17 14:25 | Read:4221 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Intelligence cyber espionage DHS E

DNI: Putin Led Cyber, Propaganda Effort to Elect Trump, Denigrate Clinton

Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a massive propaganda and cyber operation aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton and getting Donald Trump elected, the top U.S. intelligence agencies said in a remarkable yet unshocking report released on Friday. Russian President Vladimir Putin tours RT facilities. Image: DNI The 25-page dossier from the Office of the
Publish At:2017-01-08 17:00 | Read:9489 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other CrowdStrike Daily Beast dcleaks.com DHS DNC DNI fbi Gu

Georgia traced an attempted breach of voter registration database to DHS

Georgia’s secretary of state, Brian Kemp, revealed that voter registration database was targeted by hackers with IP address linked to the DHS. While President Barack Obama has ordered US intelligence agencies to deeper investigate the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election, Georgia announced it’s traced an attempted brea
Publish At:2016-12-12 06:55 | Read:4773 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence 2016 Presidential electio

Senator Prods Federal Agencies on IoT Mess

The co-founder of the newly launched Senate Cybersecurity Caucus is pushing federal agencies for possible solutions and responses to the security threat from insecure “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as the network of hacked security cameras and digital video recorders that were reportedly used to help bring about last Friday’s majo
Publish At:2016-10-25 13:40 | Read:4333 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other DDoS DHS Dyn FCC FTC internet of things mirai Sen. Mar

US accuses Russia of attempting to disrupt the US Presidential election

Washington demands a strong response to the alleged Russian attempts to manipulate the Presidential Election 2016 with cyber attacks. US is officially accusing Russia trying to interfere the 2016 US presidential election, announcing it will adopt all necessary countermeasures to defeat the threat. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the D
Publish At:2016-10-08 21:00 | Read:5055 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking Intelligence cyber espio

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